Monday, September 10, 2007

Working in a production coal mine

How's it going? I haven't posted anything in a while but thankfully because I've been working a lot. "On what?" you might demand with your mouth full of half-chewed Sun Chips. Well, mostly on commerical shoots in Austin, as well as the few days a month I'm always on Backpack Picnic shoots. This last go around (technically the 2nd to last) I did some drawings for a series of partially animated episodes called Kid-puter Korner. Click on the image to go to the first episode.
I'll be doing a 100% animated episode that will probably be online in a month or so.
I also landed a sweet gig working ACL Fest this year, which nets me a wristband. After that, I'm lined up to see Animal Collective and The Flaming Lips here in town during the last week of September. Pictures and video all to come, so keep the channels open. Blake out.

Friday, July 27, 2007

People looking at the camera

From the upcoming Darjeeling Limited. One taking it down the street, nevermind the bogies. Can't wait.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

It's Video Game Hour Live!


Talk about a blast from the past. This is a picture someone took of us on their television screen years ago. What crazy things bored google searches find. I'm now on a quest to find any surviving video of the show.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Mi Verano en Ecuador - Part 1

Unemployment sucks. It gives me too much time to edit these videos. I think I have enough footage to make 5 more. Here's part uno, the second video. Please keep in mind the camera I shot this on is worse than Hi8, which is actually a really unique and fun format to shoot with. Anyway, I decided to make this one even less coherent than the first video. Think of it in terms of "Fever-Vision". Possibly a fever brought on by a monkey bite or a bad plate of chaulafan. Enjoy.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Sketch Comedy


Here's a link to a on-going sketch comedy show called Backpack Picnic. I'm doing production side things and it's being made in Austin. These guys are a tight unit and are all rugged land, sea and air specialists. I make a few cameos. Check them out here. Bookmark the page because more are coming soon.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Mi Verano en Ecuador - Part 0

Here's the first part (rather the prologue/test) of a series of video blogs culled from the footage I shot while in Ecuador. They'll be short and hopefully interesting. If not, then I wasted a lot of money on a very expensive video blogging trip. Enjoy.

Regresar

Back in Austin. Made the essential visits to the points of interest: Kerbey, Polvos, La Mexicana, HEB, Logan's House.

I'm working on a series of animations roughly based on my Face Bake short, but different to be sure. Something may come up at the end of August with a friend of mine, Ben Idom and something to do with a western in West Texas border land.

Glad to be back to the land of plenty of different kinds of beer.

-Balks